Curious about hypnotherapy?
Here are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions:
Is hypnotherapy like the on-stage hypnosis I've seen before?
Not at all! Hypnosis isn't voodoo or magic - it's science! And believe it or not, you have already been hypnotized for years. Hypnosis is an alpha brain wave state, and we all spend the first seven years of our lives in this brain wave. That's why our early years are so formative! The brain is very malleable in this state, which allows for tremendous and rapid change. Even after the age of 7, throughout each of our days we move in and out of these brainwaves (eg. daydreaming during a boring lecture, driving to familiar locations by habit, etc.)
Beth Ann is certified in a particular hypnotherapy technique called Rapid Transformational Therapy (RTT). RTT is a very powerful hybrid therapy based on cutting edge neuroscience that combines hypnotherapy, psychotherapy, NLP and CBT. RTT offers incredible results by working rapidly and removing the need for ongoing therapy over months or years. As long as you wish to enter hypnosis, you will. It's an easy, enjoyable and thoroughly relaxing process.
How does RTT work?
RTT encompasses the positive aspects of traditional hypnotherapy known to produce impressive results, and it also goes beyond standard positive reinforcement hypnosis by assisting you in accessing subconscious blockages formed earlier in life and re-wiring your subconscious thought processes. RTT works by creating a burst of brain waves that are the same as those produced when you're in Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep. This allows you to access subconscious memories and connect the dots between those memories and the issue you're wishing to address. It's very easy and natural to do!
Also during an RTT session, we use a tool traditionally known as regression. During regression, Beth Ann will guide you back to scenes or memories connected to the issue you are looking to resolve. It's a bit working with your mind as a detective, looking for clues to string together and understand the belief(s) you developed that led to the current issue.
At the end of the session, you'll go through a transformation, during which you will be rewiring and upgrading your beliefs and thought patterns based on your specific goals. This is the best part! You'll receive a recording of the transformation portion (only the transformation - it feels amazing every time you listen!) following your session. You will listen to your custom transformation recording daily for at least 30 days to hardwire your new upgraded thought processes long term.
What does it feel like?
Every client's experience is unique. The vast majority of clients simply feel relaxed and at ease. Some people also feel a floating sensation, and others may feel slightly sleepy. What’s most important is to know that how you feel isn’t an indicator of how effective it is. Regardless of what it feels like – it’s working.
Will I be asleep?
Nope! You are aware of everything that is happening throughout the session and you also can't get stuck in hypnosis. You can talk (you will be talking back and forth with Beth Ann quite a bit throughout), move your body, get a tissue, even get up and leave for a bathroom break if necessary.
Who will be in control of my mind?
You, and only you. You are completely in charge the entire time. You cannot be forced to do anything, and you cannot be taken into hypnosis against your will. It is your experience, and Beth Ann simply facilitates it.
Is my session confidential?
Completely. Every session is fully confidential, and any private information and data you provide is stored securely in accordance with Data Protection / GDPR requirements, which you can read more about in the Terms and Conditions section of this website.
*However, in cases where there is a Safeguarding concern or a disclosure to self harm, information will be provided to the relevant authorities.
Can I do my hypnotherapy session online?
Absolutely. Almost all PW clients are seen via an encrypted, HIPAA-compliant online platform utilizing zoom. We work with clients all over the world, so distance is not an issue.
How long is a session?
Each hypnotherapy session typically lasts between 90-120 mins, and it's best that you don't have anything planned for immediately after the session.
How many sessions will I need?
Everyone client is different, and every issue is unique. Some will only require one session, and other issues can take two or three. It does also depend on your level of commitment to listening to your recording for a minimum of 30 days.
Change can happen in one (or a combination) of three ways:
- Instant: you feel an immediate shift at the conclusion of the session, mentally, emotionally and physically.
- Cumulative: you see consistent shifts day after day, or gradually over time.
- Retroactively: you may not notice change initially but then one day upon looking back, you recognize significant change has occured without you realizing as it happened..